Art Godi, a REALTOR from Stockton, CA, was the 1996 president of the National Association of REALTORS, the nation's largest professional trade association, representing nearly 750,000 members. Godi is a principal broker of Art Godi REALTORS, a Stockton firm specializing in residential and commercial brokerage. Godi is a graduate of Stanford University, where he served as a student body president. Since entering real estate in 1961, he has taught at the University of the Pacific, Humphreys College, and San Joaquin Delta College, as well as being a master GRI instructor in California and senior instructor in both the CRS and CRB programs. He was named Outstanding Real Estate Educator in the U.S. in 1987. He has also taught in six countries in Eastern Europe for EERPF (Eastern European Real Property Foundation) over the past five years. Godi has attended most FIABCI Congresses since 1962, and he also represented the United States as a delegate at the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, known as "Habitat II," in Istanbul, Turkey. He co-authored the original CRS courses and the video-based training series, The Real Estate Success Series. One of the modules he wrote was "Train the Trainer." Godi conducts his own Instructor Development workshop. He has authored several publications and has written and served as technical director of two real estate films. Godi's involvement at the local level includes being named REALTOR of the Year for California and twice for the Stockton Board.